Spotlight

A Nobel connection in Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden’s Nobel Museum is one with a powerful connection to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alongside names like Einstein, Curie and the Dalai Lama, another of the 889 Nobel Laureates featured in the museum is Oliver Smithies, Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine. He won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in…

Protecting New Orleans 10 years after Katrina

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans relies on a UNC-Chapel Hill researcher’s expertise on major storms and the strength of the levee system protecting the city. Rick Luettich, director of the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City and an expert in storm surge modeling, began working with the Army…

Folt, Hawking kick off historic physics conference

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt welcomed renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in front of a sold-out crowd at the Hawking Radiation Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday. Hawking’s public lecture was an early highlight of the historic gathering of the world’s most accomplished physicists. “As the leader of a university charged with opening the minds…

Curiosity, perseverance inspire Gu

Zhen Gu, an assistant professor in North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s joint biomedical engineering program, was recently named one of MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators Under 35” for his work on developing novel drug-delivery systems for treating cancer and diabetes. The annual list, which Tech Review has issued since…

Day in the Life: Resident Advisor Deanna Zhong

Senior Deanna Zhong works a “live-in” job.  As a resident advisor for the past two years under the Department of Housing and Residential Education, her primary job responsibility is to be a 24/7 resource available to residents. Zhong juggles a psychology and economics double major in the College of Arts and Sciences with ensuring student safety, remedying flooded…

First day, first sip

Few places signify Carolina like the Old Well and few occasions bring as much excitement to the campus landmark as the first day of class. Learn why this signature Old Well tradition has Carolina students lining up to take a sip. Video by Rob Holliday and Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs Published…

Summer Reading author brings empowering message to campus

For decades, Bryan Stevenson has been fighting against a criminal justice system he believes is biased against minorities and the impoverished — a compelling story read by all incoming first-year UNC-Chapel Hill students as part of the Summer Reading program. Aug. 17, the lawyer’s message was lifted off the pages of “Just Mercy” and brought…

Welcome back, Carolina!

Few times of year have the same energy and excitement as the start of classes each fall at Carolina. From students reuniting in the Pit to scientists experimenting in the labs, UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus is buzzing with activity. Using unique perspectives from a GoPro camera, we take you inside the moments and movements that have…

Convocation: An evening of firsts

Convocation at Carmichael Arena on August 16 was the first time Carolina’s Class of 2019 came together as a group. It may also be the last time they will gather as a class until Commencement in four years. “If you think about convocation and graduation, they’re really two bookends of a very, very precious time…

New students, new excitement

More than 4,000 first-year students started moving in to their new dorms at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this week, adding new excitement to campus. As they were decorating their rooms and picking up some last-minute gear, we were out watching the new Tar Heels begin their Carolina careers. For more on…